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Although HiAB may sound like the latest regulatory body for Amateur Bakers, it’s actually Hub in A Box. HiAB contains content from the recent event that took place in Egypt examining the thorny issue of tech hub sustainability, among others. Over the coming weeks, content will be released across multiple channels and we’d encourage any […]

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For almost any business, collecting data is a core element of what they do. Whether its customer address details, sales figures, expenses records or stock inventories, almost every business collects and retains a significant amount of data.

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Conferences rarely produce wonderfully photogenic moments. Either, speakers are caught at a lectern displaying what may kindly be called ‘conference face’…

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Visitors to the Indigo site may already be familiar with the work of CODE in Nigeria (formerly Follow the Money). CODE, which uses data, social media and offline campaigning to press for more accountable and effective government, has previously received funding from us and has grown from a small start-up organisation into a much more […]

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In 1854 London physician John Snow collected addresses from victims of a cholera outbreak, put them on a map, traced the epidemic to Soho and turned off the contaminated pump. In doing so, he became one of the fathers of modern epidemiology. Yet a century and a half after Snow’s breakthrough, cholera and other diseases […]

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I’ve previously written about our South African grantee, FunDza, who have done some amazing work in recent years to get young South Africans reading (and writing). Using mobiles to provide access to engaging, local content from South African writers, FunDza are helping to popularise reading for pleasure. It’s for those reasons that we are delighted to be […]

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Last year, we funded a study into Uganda’s open data community – what initiatives existed, what challenges did they face, how could they cooperate better? The work, completed by DRT, has now been published and can be accessed here. The study reports a number of findings, including: An open data ecosystem based overwhelmingly in the […]

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As some of you will know, Zimbabwe’s innovation space – Hypercube – shut its doors for the last time at the end of 2015. When things like this happen, it’s unfortunate, but also part and parcel of life in the charity and philanthropic world. Initiatives fail, organisations close down or scale back – it’s a risk […]

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“The main message of the Report is that digital development strategies need to be much broader than ICT strategies. “Connectivity for all” remains an important goal and a tremendous challenge. But to bring the largest benefits, countries also need to create the right environment for technology. When analog components to digital investments are absent, the […]

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Since Indigo started funding work in Africa back in 2010, the world of the web has changed. Aside from plenty of new content, however, the Indigo website has not. We think it’s now time for a refresh and a lick of digital paint for our site. Over the coming weeks and months we’ll be working […]

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